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Dahlia coccinea

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Asteraceae
Rank  Species
Order  Asterales
Genus  Dahlia
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Similar  Dahlia pinnata, Dahlia imperialis, Dahlia merckii, Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff', Coreopsideae

Dahlia coccinea is a species in the genus Dahlia, family Asteraceae. Common name is "red dahlia" although the flowers can be orange or occasionally yellow as well as the more common red. The species is native to Mexico but has long been cultivated in other countries for its showy flowers.

Uses

Tubers of the plant were used as a food source by the Aztecs, though this use largely died out after the Spanish conquest. The tubers are highly nutritious.

References

Dahlia coccinea Wikipedia


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